Thursday, March 27, 2008

Energy Crisis Solved!

If you haven't heard or seen the new air cars, you will soon. Currently, Zero Pollution Motors is taking orders for delivery next year.

The air car will be able to achieve over 100mpg and achieve speeds of 95 mph. If the car is kept under 35 mph, it will run without gas. Anything over that, it uses a small amount of gas to heat the air, that will propel the car faster. Having a gas tank on board also prevents the driver from getting stranded if the air tanks run empty. The car takes about an hour to fill up the tanks when you plug it into a socket at home. This equals about $2 worth of electricity. This limitation will make this car a commuter car and not a car that you would take on a road trip.

The car will seat six people, need an oil change every 31,000 miles, and contain seats that swivel so that you can face the passengers in the back. The cost for this mid-sized vehicle is $17,800.

Some numbers...
If an average commute is 25 miles each way, then you would have to fill your tank about every other day. This would cost the consumer $30 per month or $360 per year, with an oil change every couple of years! At $3 per gallon of gas and a car which gets 20mpg, it would cost over $2100 in gas each year for the same distance. The air car should more than pay for itself, just in fuel charges, in about 9-10 years. Lastly, don't forget about all the cleaner air we will all be able to breathe!

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